Recently established by a group of agriculture industry partners, MyWay RTK LLC is introducing the first independent, open-technology RTK (Real Time Kinematic) network engineered for the specific guidance needs of growers using precision farming technologies in their operations.
The network is designed to allow users to access the high-accuracy RTK GPS signal without the requirement of using proprietary precision farming hardware or software.
Unlike other traditional RTK systems, MyWay RTK operates using cellular/Internet access allowing users to access the signal up to 25 miles from a base station. The signal eliminates the need to be located within line of sight of the base station as well as other issues related to weather conditions that can affect networks using different technologies.
The technology provides a strong signal that can be used for operations that require sub-inch accuracy.
MyWay RTK’s open architecture is designed to work with any equipment that uses industry-standard “GPS” protocols. This is especially beneficial to operators using multiple brands of equipment from different manufacturers or those who work with other service providers or custom operators.
“MyWay RTK was developed by a group of farmers, for farmers. We saw the need to grow an RTK network that empowers farmers and their service providers who want to build out this RTK system at multiple levels,” explained Don Bierman, manager for MyWay RTK.
“The very reason this service exists is to provide open-access to RTK for all brands of equipment and hardware, as well as provide a dedicated service team that understands agriculture and the needs of growers using precision technology today…and in the future.”
All sales of RTK access will be made through an online ordering system, which can be found at http://www.mywayrtk.com. Through the use of this online presence, each value-added reseller of MyWay RTK will have the ability to customize their interaction with their farmer customer, enhancing those aspects of their relationships with their customers that make them unique in their marketplace.
MyWay RTK is planning to expand the network and is currently seeking partners to own and deploy the GPS base stations as well as resellers to offer service and support to their local growers.
To learn more about the service or to view current coverage maps, please visit http://www.mywayrtk.com or contact 866.963.5785.